My name is Rosemary

“This is my room!” Rosemary thought. She couldn’t remember how she got there, or anything else about her life before being in it. From the rocker she was resting in she could see playful blue and golden patterns on the wall and large French doors that opened onto a balcony overlooking the ocean. The wind… Continue reading

Why I write

There is nothing new under the sun but our perception of things. Technology advances, civilizations flourish and fall, but the human spirit never changes. We are born with all the storylines able to touch our soul. These basic tales bind us through time and cultural differences and allow us to relate to each other while… Continue reading

The candle

She kept the candle lit, so luck would find her, that’s what her grandmother had taught her since she was a little girl. “Light a candle,” grandma said, “so your heart is also filled with light!” Wouldn’t you know it, that candle brought her many things over the years, not just luck alone: hope through… Continue reading

Letters to Lelia – Letter Twenty – Facing yourself

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I don’t really know what it was that persuaded Seth I was worth a place in the order and I never worked harder in my life. See, there are the flashy presentations, the ones that make everything look effortless and magical, and then there is the grueling work that makes the presentation possible, the flaws… Continue reading

Mrs. Thornby gathered dust

Mrs. Thornby looked up to the sky to assess the state of the weather, and since it seemed to be cooperating, she continued, at a speed that defied her age, dragging her feet a little like a bratty child, to kick up the dust. Her sensible demeanor made it look like she had somewhere very… Continue reading

On happiness

Some people say that happiness is not a goal. One has to strive for measurable and controllable outcomes, not chase feel good moments of no consequence. This probably explains why people lose their smile as they age, they give up on joy and judge it in others too, after all we are not here to… Continue reading

Choices

Have you ever pondered on how your life happened? Everybody looks back when they are old enough on the seemingly minor or obviously life changing decisions that shaped their past and present, but this is an exercise that only works retrospectively, without the benefit of repair. Some decisions were evidently good, judging by the results,… Continue reading

Despite her busy schedule Sarah secretly enjoyed one lavish indulgence whenever she could: her private aromatic garden. The garden was laid out on a smooth platform overlooking the ocean, the east edge of which ended with a pair of winding stone stairs that embraced a small fountain like parentheses. The stairs ended half buried in… Continue reading

Terra Two – Chapter 1

Chapter 1 “I, the most humble Mother Joachima, now in the one hundred and sixteenth year of my life, in obedience to the request of Mother Superior, was entrusted with chronicling the beginnings of our mission here on Terra Two and the first hundred years of terra forming.” “Many people would have been better suited… Continue reading